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and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has th
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
" will be bittersweet will be sure a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob thanks. also with us is charles bolden nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities we hope to fly our first commercial crew cargo missions early next year they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said
afternoon, hid their bodies in the bedroom, and then had a big party saturday night after posting invitations on facebook. hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder. >>> after the battle over raising the debt limit. today the house is scheduled to take a largely symbolic vote on a republican-backed measure that has virtually no chance of passing in the senate. a just-released cbs news poll finds 48% disapprove of how the president is handling the negotiations. congress fares even worse, 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, and 71% disapprove of what republicans are doing. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. no question, there is a lot of pressure all the way around here. and options are getting fewer and fewer, as the deadline looms. house republicans are on track to pass a plan that would raise the debt limit, for a price. >> we can no longer borrow 40 cents out of every dollar in this country. that's why we must pass cut cap and balance. >> reporter: the tea party backed proposal would let the g
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
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the crunch day is actually august 3rd, that's the day when the government has a big $23 billion social security payment and it has between $10 billion and $12 billion in tax revenue coming in. i think the really big issue for the treasury is going to be how it distinguishes between, if you will, paying back the money it already owes, paying back the government bond holders, and paying its ongoing running costs, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, military salaries and so forth, and i think the betting is that the government will put, will give a priority to paying the bills it already owes, to paying the bond holders, simply because if you don't do that, you go into massive default, and the whole global financial system i think really starts getting shaky, but not paying some of the big government commitments within the united states, that's going to get painful pretty fast. >> not paying the social securitys, the medicares, the medicaids of the world or even our defense budget that's as big of an issue for many in many mind as defaulting on our debt which would be a nonpa
.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing crying and trying to jump on the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:30 last night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the 767 was traveling on. the delta 767
the humidity and heat the horses are still breezing. they are just getting light exercise before the big day. they do it in the absence of any weather breeze, if you can believe it. the expected high is 95. the heat index, 98. officials say, no matter what, the horses will run. opening day at america's oldest sporting venue is a summertime ritual. this year the heat wave blanketing much of the country could threaten that tradition. racetrack officials are monitoring conditions and expect the races to go on as planned despite a predicted heat index of 100 degrees. races have been postponed only once before due to hot weather, during the summer of 2006. all along the east coast, people trying to enjoy the dog days of summer are feeling the heat. in outdoor rock concert in new jersey preventative cooling measures like sprinklers and slip and slides couldn't keep nearly 100 people from being treateded for heat exhaustion. at least one person was take ton the hospital. in the nation's capital it felt like 112 degrees thursday. paramedics were called to treat at least two people who collapsed on s
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the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
forward. >>> big news this morning. first according to several reports the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn is falling apart because his accuser may not be telling the truth. strauss-kahn has a bail hearing later today. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is at the courthouse in manhattan with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. if true these new developments represent a stunning reversal of fortune for the man whose political and financial career all but disintegrated when he was arrested six weeks ago. two law enforcement officials told "the times" the case against dominique strauss-kahn could soon collapse because they have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who filed the charges. >> this defendant is charged with criminal sexual acts in the first degree. >> reporter: the woman charged that strauss-kahn assaulted her and forced her to commit a sex act when he came upon her while she was cleaning his $3,000 a night suite at new york's sofitel hotel. forensic evidence confirms a sexual encounter between the two took place but pros
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore tha further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was like
'm gonna d chas veces fueron su show, showing myself farming and cutting down those big trees and planting good stuff and doing all that kind of political farming. oprah: what's it gonna be called? >> "roseanistan." oprah: "roseanistan." roseanne barr's new book "roseannearchy." "roseannearchy." thank you roseanne. bye, everybody. that was great. that was great. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] l preservatives? ♪ ♪ so get real. try sierra mist natural. naturally sweetened with real sugar and nothing artificial. for a crisp clean lemon lime taste. deliciously refreshing sierra mist natural. the natural one. for a refreshing twist add a splash of your favorite fruit juice. go to facebook for delicious drink ideas. upper 80s in new york. an93 in atlanta. we are having some great weather right now. no humidity. it's really nice. >> punishing. >>> we're going to talk about facebook. go to our wnnfans page.com. facebook's added yet another string to its bow yo
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
're doing it over in the uk, there's not, that pond is not too big an expanse of water. >> let me ask you about rupert murdock, involved in a $19 billion deal, 12 billion pounds to purchase british sky news, what does it do to that transaction, which is so massive. >> it threatens that transaction deeply. if you had david cameron getting into the business of murdock saying you should accept the resignation or fire a top executive in london, rebekah brooks, you have to think this deal is threatened. >> i want to bring in eleanor goodman, long time political eleanor for channel 4 news in great britain. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we heard the prime minister david cameron saying the "cozy relationship between the british media and politicians ends now." this is going to raise some eyebrows, this coming from a man who would hire the former editor to be his communications director, andy colson and close relationship with rebekah brooks who runs the publications department for rupert murdock. how can he say this with the relationships he's had? >> it's not just him who has had the
the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u.s. government and for us would shoot up. trying to get a mortgage? what about a car loan
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
are accounted for right now. we're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
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the game yesterday? wow. a big bummer for u.s. somer fans. the u.s. women's team was expected to win the world cup on sunday, had a lot of chances. but lost to japan on penalty kicks. it was a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and we'll have more on that tough loss for the usa and also what lies ahead for the u.s. women in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >> but we'll get to that coming up. but first let's begin with the latest on the hacking scandal. on sunday, london's top cop quit over his department's connection to the accused phone hacker and while the woman in charge was arrested. elizabeth palmer is in london with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, when this whole affair exploded exactly two weeks ago today, nobody dreamed how many powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she s
no other injuries. the cause is under investigation. >>> following two big developments in the showdown over the debt crisis. president obama will against the to the nation about his interest and during a news conference this morning. the president met with top congressional leaders last night. the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell called its a good session, but there's still no deal. abc 7 will carry the presidential news conference live. you can watch it on abc 7 at 11:00. >>> another credit agency is putting pressure on lawmakers to get their act together when it comes to raising the debt ceiling. >> and google continues to impress wall street. let's go to linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york for business news. >> good morning. let's begin mistress of google. they reported sales that exceed analysts' projections. the company has been pushing into a mobile and display advertising. more than 10 million users have signed up for its google plus service. we will get quarterly results from citigroup. moody's put pressure on lawmakers yesterday if to come up with a solutio
's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used bullets to explode inside the body. they said they had never seen so much destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was, i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and
, and i see that you are less and less likely to be allowed by a big cover. we are building america to practice your religion, to practice your belief in laws, to accept responsibility for individually and as families and as government for your actions, and in that regard, i believe the american dream is lost. host: thanks. we're going to stop you at this time. thanks for adding your comments. on twitter, don't fall into the belief that the dream is dead. you're being manipulated for political purposes. parkville, indiana, sam is a democrat there, to talk about the american dream. good morning to you, sam. caller: hi. it from the united states of america to corporate states of america, united states of america, united corporations of america. corporations own this country. they have the republicans baltimore and paid for. they have the supreme court bought and paid for. we really have a lot of problems coming our way. thank you. host: thanks for your call. "baltimore sun" has a front-page story about immigration. opponents of tuition breaks for illegal immigrants have more signature
th, 2011. at gorgeous morning. we have a big crowd spending it with us on the plaza. stepping outside to say hello in a little bit. in the meantime, inside studio 1a, i'm ann curry alongside mt. just ahead, the nation's reaction from casey anthony not guilty verdict. for many, it was a collective gasp of surprise. we'll show you how it's being received coast to coast, and a breakdown of order t. verdict with our team of legal experts. >>> and casey anthony's ex-fiance who testified at this trial will share his reaction in an exclusive live interview. >>> also this morning, after everything that was said during the investigation and trial, all the accusations and finger pointing, where does the anthony family going to go from here? >>> but, let's begin this half hour with how the not guilty verdict is playing out across the country. nbc's jeff rossen is outside our studio with that part of the story. >> good morning to you. i've been out here talking to a lot of people about where they were when the verdict came in. some people on the plaza told me they were on a train and watched on t
measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
is the big weather killer. >> you're going to have a good point. stay hydrated. >> drink a lot of that. >> yeah. >> no alcohol. stay away from that. >> especially not this early. ,,, >>> the empire state building in a hot day in new york city. welcome back to the show. i'm russ mitchell. the republican party is battling president obama over raising the debt ceiling. time is running out. congress is not seem to be closer to a deal. we put together a special panel of independent voters who will tackle the question of who's to blame? jim avalon and margaret hoover are helping our series come up with some answers. that's coming up in a few moment ms. you guys look ready to go. >> ready to go. >> but first up, it's rebecca. >>> tomorrow, new york becomes it sixth state to make same-sex marriage legal. this is a huge weekend for new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the mayor will officiate the top members of this staff who personalized this issue for him. commissioner of consumer affairs jonathan minsk and chief policy advisor, john finebeck. you've been officiating. you've only done this
is next to the big building you can see behind me, that's the government building. suddenly i feel an intense shock. the entire building was shaking for a few seconds and immediately my first thinking is, my goodness this, is an earthquake. but then i realized, you know, we're not prone to earthquakes in this part of the country, at least. that shaking subsided and i realized immediately, this has been an explosion. i looked outside my window, fortunately, my window stayed intact. but the windows and the nearby buildings were shattered. we tried to evacuate immediately. we tried to get through the main entrance and it was facing the government building. shattered glass everywhere. we couldn't go through there. i had to walk from behind. i went to the front of the building. i saw one person on the ground attended to by other people. and i was just taking photos and videos and sharing it on twitter and facebook. >> laurus, the attack -- >> absolutely. >> what we're seeing out of this and the visuals we're ge egg tt out of the united states is tragic. this is the worst in norway. can
-running amanda knox murder case. >> big news here. the college student from seattle returned to an italian courtroom this morning. she's hoping that a new report criticizing an italian dna expert's handling of the crime scene evidence will help overturn their murder conviction. we'll get you the very latest on today's hearing. >>> we are looking at the tragic end to amy winehouse's life. she joins a sad select group of performers, jimmy hendricks, jim morrison, curt cobain all found dead at that very same age. much too young. we'll take a look at the highs and lows of her all too short career. >>> first, we turn to the new york city hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn sexually attacked her. had he is now speaking out for the first time and in the newsweek magazine interview she tells her story of the alleged encounter with the former head of the international monetary fund. >> reporter: the chambermaid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape now has a face and a name. she is 32 of guinney has broken her month-long
of heat is over arkansas and tennessee. but it continues to expand. all the big cities along the i-95 corridor are under some sort of heat advisory. the heat also sparks severe weather. northern new england, two waves of thunderstorms coming through in the afternoon hours. up to as much as an inch of rain, dime-sized hail. western maine under the threat >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to a very cool studio where i find my colleagues rebecca and christian. >> you asked for it. you wanted to be out there in the elements. it does look humid out there. it's a nice shot but really looks soupy. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. hang tight. get inside. >> we'll enjoy the air conditioning in here. >>> still ahead, important news for people facing foreclosure. a little known government program that can help you keep your house, but you need to act fast because it ends tomorrow. >>> plus amazon.com plays hard ball in california in a fight to avoid charging you a sales tax when you buy things online. we'll take you inside that ongoing battle a
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